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Questions with a Pro: Virginia Hamrick

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Virginia Hamrick. Virginia is a photographer who specializes in architecture. She loves the opportunities architectural photography provides for her to collaborate with the various people who bring architecture to life. Here, Virginia describes how the digital age has impacted her business, how she handles the unpredictability of the photography industry, and the keys to effective collaboration. We asked: Please describe how you came to specialize in architecture.  How did…

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ASMP National Board Director Amy Tierney Interviews Photographer Carol M. Highsmith

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Editor’s Note: This post is the 3.24.20  transcript of Carol Highsmith podcast interview by National Board Director Amy Tierney on December 15 2019, with additional answers provided by Phil Michel, Digital Project Coordinator, Prints and Photographs Division, The Library of Congress. Amy Tierney, ASMP:  Hi, everyone. My name is Amy Tierney, and I’m one of the National Board Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers and a photographer myself.  Today I am thrilled to…

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Questions with a Pro: Terrence Jones

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Terrence Jones. Terrence is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based photographer who photographs everything from fitness to fashion to food. He has a very diverse portfolio and is focused on continuing his education through workshops and conferences. Here, Terrence describes what drew him from computer science to photography, how he has diversified his business, and how he works through the unpredictability of the industry. We asked: You were enrolled as…

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Questions with a Pro: Kenneth Wajda

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Kenneth Wajda. Kenneth is a portrait and editorial photographer with both national clients and clients concentrated in Denver and Los Angeles. He started his career as a photojournalist with The Times of Trenton in New Jersey over 30 years ago and has been photographing ever since. Here, Kenneth explains how he ensures client comfort on set, how and when he chooses to utilize film, and how his work came to focus around portraiture.  We asked: How do you work through the obstacle of a client…

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Questions with a Pro: David Emmite

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features David Emmite. David is a Portland, Oregon-based advertising photographer and animator constantly driven by his curiosity about the objects and world around him. Before opening his studio in Portland, David trained in Atlanta and has been shooting for major advertisers for 23 years. Here, David explains how curiosity came to drive his creative process, a bit about opening his own studio, and how he incorporated motion into his…

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Questions with a Pro: Mike Roemer

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Mike Roemer. Mike is a Green Bay, Wisconsin-based commercial and editorial photographer. He has won first place awards in Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners, and most recently Best Of ASMP, along with being a three-time winner in the Pro Football Hall of Fame photo contest. He started his career in newspapers and transitioned to freelance photography when he started his own…

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Questions with a Pro: Rick A Brown

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Rick A Brown. Rick is an Oregon based photographer who utilizes both still and motion to shoot a wide variety of subjects. He especially enjoys shooting aviation photography and is even authoring a book about the aviation history of Oregon. Here, Rick outlines his transition from part-time to full-time photography, how he incorporated video into his business, and the role personal work fits into his business. We asked:…

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Questions with a Pro: Susan Farley

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Susan Farley. Susan is a New York City-based photographer who specializes in people. Her clients range from smaller private clients to large fortune 500 companies. She has won several awards from the New York Press Photographers Association as well as numerous other awards. Here, she describes how her photography career began, the marketing techniques that have been most successful for her, and how she handles the stresses of…

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Questions with a Pro: Don Shepard

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Don Shepard. Don is an award winning photographer based in the Midwest. He started his career in law enforcement, and through some unique opportunities within that field, ended up opening his own photography studio. He now photographs a wide variety of subjects and particularly enjoys producing black and white images. Here, Don explains his path from law enforcement to photography, some of the things involved with transitioning to…

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Questions with a Pro: Cory Howe

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Cory Howe. Cory is a photographer and retoucher at Hormel Foods, a position he worked towards initially as an editorial photographer with his own studio. He is now one of the top food photographers in corporate America and his passion for food is what has led him to his leadership role overseeing the entire photography studio at Hormel Foods. Here, he describes how his work came to revolve…

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